Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Solution brings together the power of commodity x64 (64-bit x86) computers, the ease-of-use and security of Active Directory, and the Windows operating system to provide a secure and affordable high performance computing (HPC) solution.
Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Solution Beta
2005-09-16 Windows 10 Comments
Sounds pretty cool and the intergration into Active Directory will be useful, but Microsoft has to prove a lot for this to catch on and have people implement it.
Why in the world would anyone design/build a cluster based on the most bloated, insecure, inefficient system there is?
I mean, Internet Exploder on each cluster node – please?
Aside from the fact that this “article” is in fact just a fact sheet on the Microsoft website, and the summary is just a straight copy-paste from the first paragraph of said fact sheet, is anybody else severely underimpressed with this? I mean, OS X has Xgrid (and has for a -long- time). Many high-demand apps have built-in support for parallel operation (distcc, almost every 3d rendering app). What this seems to offer (after trudging through the marketspeak) is integration with Visual Studio, which I thought already had support for parallel compilation. Thus, I am led to believe that this allows one to develop clustering apps using Visual Studio, which is not exactly the most amazing development in the world of Windows-based software ever. A thoroughly boring “article”.
More LNUX news and less MSFT plz.
– when is a new kernel going to be released
– what’s the latest buzz on the LKML
– what news articles has LNUX been mentioned in today
– what new drivers have been made available
– when will the sheeple realize that LNUX is ready for the deskop